The purpose of this website is to seek God through relationship, appearing as a little guy/girl in His Eye. One of the greatest displays of this relationship with God is our testimony of coming to faith with Him and our consequent walk with Him.
I hope to use this page to share some of the testimonies (perhaps even my own)that I’ve come across in my years of study and research. I hope they will be a blessing to those who read/watch them. If you want to share your own testimony I would be honored to put them on this page as well. Please email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your testimony and I’ll gladly put it on this website.
When you think about it, as a believer, perhaps the greatest miracle we can believe in is us. God dividing the Red Sea or Jesus feeding thousands with a few pieces of bread is amazing but when you think about it, He is the Creator of all things…these things are easy for Him. But when it comes to mankind, we are given freewill to reject Him. God’s love opening up the cold heart of a sinner and leading them to repentance and becoming born again is an incredible miracle which, I believe, makes the miracle of the Red Sea etc. pale in comparison.
In reading/watching the testimonies of Jesus appearing/speaking to people (including my personal testimony) an overriding theme is seen. Forgiveness, grace, love which leads to repentance and faith (2 Peter 3:15; Romans2:4). In these testimonies, Jesus does not appear telling people to keep His commandments or believe in a certain doctrine, He appears with the message of the Gospel….God so loved the world….
Many times in our walks we get caught up in fighting the good fight that our hearts grow cold and we forget our first love (Matthew 24:12; Revelation 2:4). Recalling our own personal testimonies and observing others helps us remember that first love.
“Born of God! When was the Lord Jesus born of God? Not at Bethlehem only, but away back there before time was. And the wonderful thing is this: that the deepest truth in the life of a child of God is that he or she is not a child of time, but a child of eternity, born from above – not in Bethlehem, nor in Switzerland, nor England, nor Germany, nor in any other place here on this earth – but born from above. That is a supernatural act of the Spirit of God.” The Holy Spirit’s Biography of Christ – T. Austin Sparks
Psa 66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Rev_12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Following is Charles Spurgeon’s farewell sermon at the Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall. I share it to remind myself, and the reader how easy it is to leave one’s first love.
” I have seen the young believer, just saved from sin, happy in his early Christian career, and walking humbly with his God. But evil has crept in, disguised in the mantle of truth. The finger of partial blindness was laid upon his eyes, and only one doctrine could be seen. Sovereignty was seen, but not responsibility. The minister once beloved was hated; he who had been honest to preach God’s word, was accounted as the offscouring of all things. And what became the effect? The very reverse of good and gracious. Bigotry replaced love; bitterness lived where once there had been a loveliness of character. I could point you to innumerable instances where harping upon any one particular doctrine, has driven men to excess of bigotry and bitterness. And when a man has once come there, he is ready enough for sin of any kind to which the devil may please to tempt him. There is a necessity that the whole gospel should be preached, or else the spirits, even of Christians, will become marred and maimed. I have known men diligent for Christ, labouring to win souls with both hands; and suddenly they have espoused one particular doctrine and not the whole truth and they have subsided into lethargy. On the other hand where men have only taken the practical side of truth, and left out the doctrinal, too many professors have run over into legality; have talked as if they were to be saved by works, and have almost forgotten that grace by which they were called. They are like the Galatians, they have been bewitched by what they have heard. The believer in Christ, if he is to be kept pure, simple, holy, charitable, Christ-like, is only to be kept so by a preaching of the whole truth as it is in Jesus.”
This is an incredibly profound assessment by Charles Spurgeon. So many believers leave their first love (Revelation 2:4) because knowledge has puffed them up and led them astray.
Has doctrine/knowledge caused us to become bitter and hateful towards our fellow man? If this happens we must examine ourselves and make sure we are still walking in God’s Spirit and have not been deceived into embracing a carnal religious spirit…
Our testimonials to God’s saving grace reminds us that we are all sinners saved by God’s grace. Jesus is the truth (John 14:6), the manifestation of God who is love (1 John 4:8-11).
1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.